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Gunston Arts Center
Adjacent to Gunston Middle School 2700 S. Lang Street Arlington, VA 22206
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It's an hour and a half without a break. Hit the restroom before you go in.
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The theatre is through the lobby, to the hallway at the back.
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17 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

An extremely well acted, thought provoking play that was gripping and kept your interest every minute. Do not miss it! One of the best dramatic plays/performances we've ever seen.

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8 stars
attended Jun 22 2014

I thought the location was difficult to find, you'll need a gps. The script, acting, multi-media aspects were excellent. If you have back problems bring something for lumbar support, the chairs are decent but not good for me. The content of the...continued

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The all-star ensemble spans the history of The American Century Theater. It includes Craig Miller (most recently seen in Bang the Drum Slowly)) in the role of Judge Haywood, played in the film by Spencer Tracy; Bruce Alan Rauscher as Colonel Parker, the prosecutor (Rauscher was also the prosecutor in The Andersonville Trial, receiving a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance); Michael Replogle (the heroic Juror 8 in TACT’s very first production, Twelve Angry Men) as defendant Justice Ernst Janning; and Steve Lebens and Mary Beth Luckenbaugh (most recently a stand-out couple in I Do! I Do! ) in the pivotal roles played in the film by Maximilian Schell and Judy Garland, both of whom earned Oscar nominations. Karin Rosnizeck performs the Marlene Dietrich role as Frau Bertholt, and WSC Avant Bard Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Henley makes his American Century Theater debut in the disturbing role that won an Oscar nomination for Montgomery Clift. Even the smaller roles are filled by accomplished TACT veterans—including Vanessa Bradchulis (The Country Girl and the “Nightingale” of Tennessee Williams’ Eccentricities of a Nightingale) , Kim Curtis, Tom Fuller (TACT’s Resident Musical Director), Larry Kolp ,Tel Monks, Ellie Nicoll, Ron Sarro, Lyle Blake Smythers, and Jorge Silva. Paul Klingenberg debuts with the large ensemble cast.

The show is produced by Ed Moser. Lindsey E. Moore is the Stage Manager. The Set Designer is Patrick Lord. Sound Designer is Sean Allan Doyle and Lighting Design is by Marc Wright. The Master Carpenter is Michael Salmi. Costume Design is by TACT Associate Artist Rip Claassen.

About the Ticket Supplier: American Century Theater

The American Century Theaters mission is to promote 20th century theater as a vital part of our cultural dialogue. Their mission is based on the firm conviction that this theatrical repertoire -- influential and critically acclaimed dramas, comedies, and teleplays first produced during what Henry Luce called the American Century -- portrays a uniquely American vision that is vital to our shared cultural heritage.